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Stephen Nelson

1971 ~ 2023 (age 51) 51 Years Old


Stephen Nelson, 51, of Cook County, IL, died unexpectedly at his home in January 2023.

Stephen was born in 1971 in Cook County.  He attended Homewood-Flossmoor High School and Illinois State University, and previously worked as a teacher for Cooper Middle School in Buffalo Grove for more than 20 years.  He was also a talented musician, artist, and craftsman. 

Stephen is survived by his mother Mary, sister Kristin, and brother Peter (Elizabeth), as well as two nephews, a godson, numerous relatives, many good friends and former teaching colleagues, and by his beloved dog, Porter.

He was preceded in death by his father, Peter. 

Plans for a service to remember and celebrate Stephen’s life are pending. 

Out of sensitivity and privacy concerns to the family, it is requested that no additional details are asked of Stephen’s family members regarding the specifics of his death.  


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